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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program News

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Feeding Finished For 2018
 Three adult female gypsy moths laying masses of eggs on a tree trunk in Amherst, MA on 7/10/18. Note that the female moths are white in color with black, thread-like antennae. Female gypsy moths (those present in MA) do not fly. (Photo: T. Simisky)

Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) caterpillar feeding has now finished for 2018.

Late Blight of Tomato Detected in Massachusetts
Late blight of tomato

This disease is caused by the fungus-like organism Phytophthora infestans and can affect both tomatoes and potatoes.